Biden says 40 were shot at Kent State in 1970, when four students were killed


Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden added to his recent pile of gaffes on Friday when he claimed that over 40 students were shot during a 1970 Vietnam War protest at Kent State.

The former vice president was making a point about when he first became politically aware in the 1960s and 1970s, comparing the hypothetical assassination of former President Barack Obama to the very real murders of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.

“My senior semester they were both shot and killed. Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee. What would have happened in America?” he asked the audience at his New Hampshire town hall to ponder.

“Things changed,” he added. “You had over 40 kids shot at Kent State on a beautiful lawn by the National Guard.” more here

20 Comments on Biden says 40 were shot at Kent State in 1970, when four students were killed

  1. I was 17 and a Junior in HS when 4 students were shot and killed by the National Guard at Kent State in Ohio. Biden’s an idiot and he doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about. We also got into a lot of trouble with the school administration for wearing black armbands and T shirts with red bullseyes saying they shoot students don’t they protesting the Kent State killings. Maybe Biden needs some black duct tape put over his mouth so he can’t say any more stupid gaffes.

  2. I think Our Joey is probably confused because he remembers the lyrics to that Crosby, Stills and Nash song “Forty Dead in Ohio.” There is always a reasonable explanation for Jolting Joey’s misremembering things from the days before his first unsuccessful brain aneurysm.

  3. Oh those classic lyrics:

    Tin soldiers and Nixon’s coming
    We’re finally on our own
    This summer I hear the drumming
    Forty dead in Ohio

    Old Plagiarizing Joe has always fought a losing battle with the facts.

  4. There were only 13 students shot.

    Does anyone on his team have any responsibility to warn Biden about what he is getting ready to say before he says it?

    They’re not very good at it if they do.

  5. I almost felt a tiny bit of pity for Biden’s mental state, but then I remember how vicious he was at Justice Clarence Thomas’ hearings.

  6. I have fallen into the trap of accepting “common knowledge” in the past, and I won’t claim that I will never fall in to that trap again, however … Joe Biden! If you do not learn from your mistakes, you will continue to commit them.
    I encourage my students, and everyone, to learn the real story and not what your preferred media (right or left) push.
    In this case, Mr. Biden has fallen into the trap of “well, that is what is common knowledge because it is in a song that has good reviews”

  7. I remember seeing CSNY perform that song at the Boston Gahden decades ago. Still hate Neil Young’s whiny voice to this day.

  8. “I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”

    Don’t be dissin Old Slow Joe just cuz he can’t think of any facts to support any position he might be takin at any singular point in time – his heart’s in the right place!

    He steals while mumbling the kind of shit the media want to hear – so it’s OK.

    izlamo delenda est …

  9. Poor Sleepy Joe, white, old, dementia, in over his head, gonna beat Trump’s ass.
    Only one thing is incorrect in the previous sentence.

  10. The irony of all this is that Slow Joe was the real reason that Obama would NOT get shot (Zero’s insurance policy)…. everyone else understands it, except Slow Joe.

  11. Loretta nailed it.

    The Shitty VP Insurance Policy was the same reason why no one went after Nixon until AFTER his VP Spiro Agnew was forced to resign after Agnews free-groceries corruption was exposed.

    Then it was like the hounds of hell had been unleashed

    *Nattering Nabobs of Negativism”


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